Government Financial Support

Tax credits, veterans supports, and benefits offered by various levels of government to Older Adults.

Residential Care Facilities Subsidy Program

Phone:
Work: 905-546-2424 x2225
Contact:
Email:
Web: Address:
71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

To qualify for the RCF Subsidy program an individual must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • meet established asset and income criteria
  • be able to maintain personal mobility at the time of admission
  • require assistance with identified activities of daily living

All potential residents will be assessed by a qualified health professional as to their eligibility for a given facility prior to admission.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

The Residential Care Subsidy Program aims to prevent homelessness by providing for safe and affordable supported housing in a communal setting for people who require assistance with the daily activities of life.

Offers choices of housing with support options for people who would otherwise be homeless, inappropriately housed in institutions and/or shelters, or inadequately supported in other settings.

Funding is connected to individual residents on a per day basis

St. Matthew's House, Housing Outreach Preventing Eviction for Seniors

Phone:
Work: 905-523-5546 x231
Fax Number: 905-523-5553
Contact:
Heather Campbell, Supervisor, Social Services
Email: Web: Address:
414 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Y3, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:
How to apply:

Contact for information.

Program assists seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness find safe, sustainable housing and assists to identify services that result in faster housing placement and more stabilized housing. Ongoing case management is offered to individuals for up to 12 months after they have been housed. 

Hamilton Housing Help Centre Housing Support Services

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all individuals and families with a low income.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Provides services to assist individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are on a low income in finding safe and affordable housing.

Services include:

  • listing of available rental accommodations
  • free phone access
  • subsidized housing applications
  • housing search assistance
  • information services
  • community referrals

Access to Housing Local Housing Services

Phone:
Work: 905-546-2424 x3708
Fax Number: 905-546-2809
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, or refugee claimants who do not have arrears owed to an Ontario social housing provider for rent or damage.

How to apply:

Application forms are available on the website or through other local housing services organizations.

Contact for more information.

Operates as an access point for subsidized housing in Hamilton. Subsidized housing is when rent is geared to the income of the recipient instead of market rates. Staff assist applicants with the application process and maintains the central waiting list for subsidized housing available from social housing providers.

Eligibility is calculated based on 30% of a household’s gross monthly income. If applicant is receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, a social assistance rent scale is applied. Additional charges may apply depending on the building (e.g. utilities, parking).

The organization is does not operate as a landlord and does not directly offer housing. Does not offer emergency shelters or emergency housing.

Ontario Retirement Communities Association Home Listings

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-888-263-5556
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Cost:
None
no fees for use of the list
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

No application required to view the list.

Contact each retirement home for details about applying as a resident.

An online retirement home finder tool maintained by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association.

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority Home Listings

Phone:
Toll-Free Number: 1-855-275-7472
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
Hours:
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Cost:
None
no fees for use of the list
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

No application required to view the list.

Contact each retirement home for details about applying as a resident.

An online retirement home finder tool maintained by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority